Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

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  1. Edcole1961

    Edcole1961 said, almost 5 years ago

    Then he should have said, “Take me to your Controller.”

  2. timhewitt

    timhewitt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    I think Wiley’s on to something. Just about every “leader” in the company I work for was originally an accountant… and we’re not an accounting firm.

  3. Ronshua

    Ronshua said, almost 5 years ago

    Only the Shadow knows that and mum is the word .

  4. keenanthelibrarian

    keenanthelibrarian said, almost 5 years ago

    Hey, he knows who’s the boss …

  5. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, almost 5 years ago

    Well that explains where we got double entry bookkeeping from.

  6. architct

    architct GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    They must also have double doors to the conference room.

  7. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Maybe they own shares in some failed bank stocks.

  8. Bdaysuit

    Bdaysuit said, almost 5 years ago

    How did that space ship get in there anyway?

  9. algurka

    algurka GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    I thought the CEO was supposed to be the leader. I guess he’s just the puppet (dummy?), and the Head Accountant is the real leader behind the scenes.

  10. FUNG1

    FUNG1 said, almost 5 years ago

    “OUR” leader is not being held accountable!

  11. dtut

    dtut said, almost 5 years ago

    (Sorry if this is a little long. There is a point.)

    I worked for 40 years for a big company.

    The first two thirds of that, the CEO was always a guy who had come up through the operations side of the business. While we occasionally did some stupid things, we did most things right and grew steadily over this period.

    Then they started picking the CEO from guys who came up through the financial side (e.g.- accounting). Growth stopped and shrinking started. I’m retired now, but they’re still shrinking. (In fact, they were recently acquired.)

    My theory: accountants know only two ways to increase profits: cut costs or acquire profitable businesses. They never innovate new business as original developments, because that isn’t what they understand. And cost cutting tends to be a temporary fix unless the business can somehow be grown.

  12. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, almost 5 years ago

    The CEO of the company I work for must be an accountant. If the staff gets cut any thinner we’ll be invisible.

  13. grazer

    grazer said, almost 5 years ago

    dtut—Your theory is dead on and accounts for much of today’s business problems.

    ……………………….

    That UFO looks like it was designed by the Jiffy Pop Corporation. Probably someone in Accounting, haha.

  14. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, almost 5 years ago

    dtut: I was told years ago that accountants have no imagination. Being one myself, I have to agree. We are generally inclined to fiscal responsibility rather than risk. That means loss of creativity and growth. I do agree completely that an accountant is not the proper personality for a CEO. That person needs to be innovative and willing to lead forward, not just pull back behind the barricades. We bean counters have our place, and it’s not in front of the troops (so to speak). All of that being said, I LOVE numbers, patterns and puzzles. Analysis work can be very rewarding and, to me, lots of fun. If that makes me an unimaginative bean-counter, so be it. It’s a title I wear proudly and have for more than 35 years.

  15. Al

    Al GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    I agree, Jan.

    Bean counters such as we are are too conservative to lead well. that’s not saying we can’t, but for the most part, it’s not in our nature. But I have worked for a few people who were great innovators, and would back them to the hilt.

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